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West Coast Holidays

Holidays to the West Coast of America will be some of the most memorable you will ever have. Also known as the Pacific Coast, it encompasses 5 US states. California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Big Sur are bucket list road trips for good reason. Seattle and San Francisco are popular destinations for a laid-back city break. Foodies enjoy the farm to fork scene in Portland Oregon. The year-round sunshine of Southern California’ San Diego, LA and Palm Springs make them popular destinations at any time. West Coast USA also includes Alaska and Hawaii!

The West Coast also has some of the USA’s most spectacular scenery. Like the breathtaking Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes of the Sierra Nevada, to the deserts of Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Park. And it doesn’t end there! You can admire Cannon Beach and the long coastal routes of Oregon, the lush peaceful rainforests of Olympic National Park Washington, or the spectacular Alaska and Hawaiian Islands.

The best time to visit the Pacific Coast is Spring, Summer and Autumn if you are planning a fly drive, RV or Road Trip holiday. You can even catch some winter sun in Southern California and beautiful tropical Hawaiian Islands.

There are so many standout West Coast attractions and plenty to see and do; hiking, biking, and foodie experiences! Why not include some wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma, to lesser known but equally characterful Willamette Valley, Oregon and Walla Walla, Washington? Our personal travel planners will help you every step of the way to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable West Coast holiday.

West Coast Holidays Quick Facts

  • How many days do you need to explore the West Coast?

    There are many ways to make the most of time, flying direct from Dublin and options to connect internally. With a difference of 8 hours and flying time of 9 hours it’s worth spending a minimum of 10 days, depending on your holiday type. A West Coast road trip itinerary should ideally be 10 to 14 days.

  • When is the best time of year to visit the West Coast?

    The best time to visit the West Coast is Spring, Summer and Autumn if you are planning a fly drive, RV holiday or a road trip. Winter is a good time to catch the year-round sunshine in Southern California’s Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs. Hawaii is also another popular option for a winter sun holiday.

  • What's the best way to see the West Coast?

    This area is great for exploring. Some fantastic ways to experience the best of the West Coast is on a road trip, in an RV or even by motorbike. While West Coast cities like LA and San Francisco can be vast, there are lots of great experiences, escorted tours and attractions that our experts can recommend. You will be sure to enjoy the best of these wonderful city break destinations.

  • Why Book With Us? 100% Tailor Made Holidays

    American Holidays don’t come off the shelf. We tailor-make our holidays to the finest detail. We carefully create the trip to match your all your hopes for the holiday. And because we only employ genuine destination experts, you’ll have the inside track on the hidden highlights and experiences that others often miss.

Staff Tips

  • Kristin Skinner

    Los Angeles - Drive one of the world's most famous scenic drives, Mulholland winds from the Hollywood Hills, across the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains, and west towards the Pacific Ocean.

    Kristin SkinnerPersonal Travel Planner
  • Audrey Joyce

    San Francisco - Alcatraz is America's most infamous penitentiary as well as one of the most visited attractions in California, day passes must be booked with the tourist board.

    Audrey JoycePersonal Travel Planner
  • Tracy Crowley

    Seattle - Seaplanes are the normal form of transport in the Pacific Northwest – get a birds eye view of Seattle and its bustling waterfront.

    Tracy CrowleyPersonal Travel Planner
  • Diane Williams

    San Diego - Opened in 1980, Seaport Village is a quaint part of San Diego featuring gift shops, restaurants and cafés. If you’re a breakfast person then head to Busters along the harbour. Their menu has a host of mouth-watering breakfast options – all at reasonable prices too

    Diane WilliamsPersonal Travel Planner
  • Audrey Joyce

    San Francisco - The world famous Mavericks surfing contest is held just south of Half Moon Bay, about 1 hour outside of SF, every year. You can watch the incredible athletes who surf these 50 foot waves. The contest is held with only 24 hours' notice depending on ocean conditions. It is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

    Audrey JoycePersonal Travel Planner

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